A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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Ted Frank

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Feb 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM2/15/00
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I haven't even gotten past the copyright notice, and this is already the
bestest book ever.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684863472/thf2homepageA

Dave Eggers, of course, edits the more-Lisa-Pea-than-Lisa-Pea McSweeney's.
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llow

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Feb 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM2/16/00
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In article <88d8ho$ht7$1...@saltmine.radix.net>,

m...@Radix.Net (Ted Frank) wrote:
> I haven't even gotten past the copyright notice, and this is already
>the bestest book ever.
>
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684863472/thf2homepageA
>
> Dave Eggers, of course, edits the more-Lisa-Pea-than-Lisa-Pea
> McSweeney's.

AHA!
Hey, I was in the neighborhood and stumbled into the Branes N Nobell
store where this book signing thing was goin' on!

'Heartbreaking work of Staggering Genius' MY ASS!

PR was lame, venue was lame, word of mouth failed to include snappy,
peppy, individuals like me, just those "In the Know" morons who "Don't
tell!" I swear -

(swears)

I swear, those damn socialist commies don't properly MARKET. TO *tell*
*the* *public* *what's* *GOING* on.

F*** those damn NYU radical left syringe-sharers, Columbia is where it's
at, and I am personally going down to the bookstore to steal all
of McSweeney's Issue Number 4 to build a GREAT BIG BONFIRE of ICELANDIC
PRESSED PAPER! See if I don't! Okay, maybe I'll charge it instead!!

I'm almost out of asterisks.

They *really* screwed up, not putting 'HEY DUMBASS! MCSWEENEYS!'
on the promo material. And also, some silly booko that thinks
it's the best thing since sliced bread (without mentioning McSweeneys
correctly) is probably some dumb Self Help.

So here are all these people, grabbing up free copies of
McSweeneys SO I CANT GET ONE, NOR EVEN SEE THEM, and dumb
Branes N.N. employees can hardly work the ESCALATOR correctly, and
people are dressed as IF it's either "Pretend to be one of T.V.'s
'Friends' or 'Buffy' or 'Seasame St.' character" night, and oh I don't
know. Who cares? It's all one big carp-shoot in those barrels o' fun.

AnyHoo!

I purchased a nice copy of the new Harry Harrison: 'The Stainless Steel
Rat Joins the Circus.'

This post contains asterisks and multiple quotations, which are
practically the only "funny" thing about McSweeney's little censorable
Unibomber-friendly magazine, now that I come to think upon it.

*L*.
(That Rat! Woo-hoo! What a guy!)

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llow

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Feb 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM2/17/00
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In article <88ev9v$oqi$1...@nnrp1.deja.com>,

llow <ll...@my-deja.com> wrote:
> In article <88d8ho$ht7$1...@saltmine.radix.net>,
> m...@Radix.Net (Ted Frank) wrote:
> > I haven't even gotten past the copyright notice, and this is already
> >the bestest book ever.
> >
> > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684863472/thf2homepageA
> >
> > Dave Eggers, of course, edits the more-Lisa-Pea-than-Lisa-Pea
> > McSweeney's.
>
> AHA!
> Hey, I was in the neighborhood and stumbled into the Branes N Nobell
> store where this book signing thing was goin' on!
(*rant*)

I guess I was just bummed because I was too meek to ask
"Hey, this Eggers guy that McSweeneys guy then?".

I would have had to pretend to be an NPR reporter or Lit Crit
from 'Prarie Review' or 'Minnesota Hard Examiner'. But that's
sometimes tiring. Ok?

Anyway, the Stainless Steel Rat has a lot of bank robbing to do
this time out! I suspect robot villians again, not aliens.

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